Heterogeneous System Architecture
HSA issues, ideas and trends; posts are authored by global industry experts in the public and private sector, and academia.

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By Zvonimir Bandic
Few can deny that the choke points for many of today’s increasingly sophisticated systems continue to be hardware cost and power consumption. It’s no surprise that system performance has tapered off for a lack of “architectural vision”. One way out of this dilemma has been the introduction of heterogeneous computing.…
Today’s AI applications will touch every aspect of our lives—including transport, finance, retail, health care, smart manufacturing, education, and services industries. AI technologies will be at the forefront of digitally connected cars, smart manufacturing, and medical image recognition. The question to ask ourselves is how can we leverage the power…
Parmance and General Processor Technologies have been collaborating on C++17 Parallel STL offloading support based on HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) and GCC (GNU Compiler Collection). A working proof-of-concept has been now released and made available in https://github.com/parmance/par_offload. This post is a high level overview of the project.
Q&A WITH ARTERISIP’S J.P. LOISON, CORPORATE SoC APPLICATION ARCHITECT Editor’s Note: ArterisIP provides system-on-chip (SoC) interconnect IP to accelerate SoC semiconductor assembly for a wide range of applications from automobiles to mobile phones, IoT, cameras, SSD controllers, and servers for customers such as Samsung, Huawei / HiSilicon, Mobileye (Intel), Altera…
HSA computing standards have progressed significantly since the HSA Foundation (HSAF) was established in 2012. Today, for instance, there are not only royalty free open specifications available but also fully operational production systems. In this Q&A, Dr. John Glossner, HSA Foundation president, provides additional insights on HSA-specific trends and issues:…
By Kinjal Dave
Heterogeneous multiprocessing (HMP) systems, using functionally asymmetric compute elements, such as application processors and microcontrollers integrated within the same SoCs, are now used extensively across a wide range of applications. These SoCs are used in smart, connected devices to transform the way we live – at home, in the car,…
By Espen Oybo
At ARM, when we design products, we consider real world use cases first and foremost. If we can do everything possible to ensure our latest CPUs, GPUs and other IP are optimized for tomorrow’s use cases, end users will greatly benefit. For example, if you consider the recent trend towards…
   About the Author
Dr. John Glossner co-founded Sandbridge Technologies, Inc. and serves as its chief technology officer. He also serves as the executive vice president at Sandbridge Technologies, Inc. Prior to founding Sandbridge, Dr. Glossner served as manager of advanced DSP technology and broadband transmission systems at IBM. He also served as access aggregation business development manager for IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center.
Zvonimir Bandic's fundamental background is in computer architecture, memory device technologies, machine learning and inference hardware acceleration. Managing Western Digital RISC-V CPU architecture and design project, as well as machine learning hardware accelerator project. Deep applications and innovations experience in storage and compute systems, memory architecture and electronics design.